Breaking Bad’s Los Pollos Hermanos Could Become A Real Restaurant!


Breaking Bad is such a beloved television show, and despite the show sort of continuing with the prequel spinoff Better Call Saul, fans are still hungry for more of the hit show. It looks like an iconic restaurant could emerge and feed the burning hunger of Breaking Bad fans.

During an Reddit AMA on Thursday, user NameForMartin asked Vince Gilligan, “Have you ever thought of opening a Los Pollos Hermanos?”

To which the Breaking Bad creator, writer, producer and director replied:

Believe it or not… there is talk of a Pollos Hermanos becoming a real restaurant. This is not an idea that I generated personally. But it’s one that’s been presented to me, through the good folks at Sony, and the idea came to them from a businessman who has an interest in doing just that.

Speaking for myself, I’d love to see that happen!


People immediately embraced the idea and pitched ways to better the restaurant including a guy that looks like Walter White sitting alone eating, ice cream covered with blue Pop Rocks that look like meth, Heisenburgers, Onion Frings and a free G.P.S. tracker with each combo meal.

Gilligan was also asked about Los Pollos Hermanos entrepreneur, Gus Fring, and why Breaking Bad producers didn’t create a prequel spinoff around him like they did for Saul Goodman.

I have to admit, a spin-off series about Gus Fring would be a good idea. There’s no perfect answer to that question, other than to say that creating a spin-off series related to Saul Goodman was an idea that we batted around pretty much since the creation of the character. We always loved writing for Saul Goodman throughout the run of Breaking Bad. Now we find writing for Jimmy McGill, he’s so good with words that writing his dialogue is great fun, too. But you’re right, Gus could carry his own story. I wish there were more hours in the day, so that we’d be able to do ALL these shows!

If this whole Los Pollos Hermanos thing doesn’t pan out, you can always visit the Twisters restaurant in Albuquerque. That is the actual restaurant used in the TV series, but don’t go looking for fried chicken because they are a burger and burrito joint.

[VanityFair]

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